CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"Overall, a worthy contribution not only to the market, but also within the broader canon of resources on Western yoga and mindfulness. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
Life comes with challenges, but with mindfulness, young people can learn to ride life's ups and downs with clarity and calm. Read full book review >
THE HYENA SCIENTIST by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An appealing, elegantly designed introduction to another much-maligned species. (fast facts, bibliography, acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
A practiced and proficient team returns to the African plains to visit a field camp in Masai Mara, Kenya, where zoologist Kay Holekamp has been studying spotted hyenas for 30 years. Read full book review >

SCARLET IBIS by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Sadness and hope combine in this heartfelt British import. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Twelve-year-old Scarlet Ibis Mackenzie struggles to care for her brother and protect her family. Read full book review >
CLARA VOYANT by Rachelle Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A lightweight but enjoyable read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After her grandmother's move to Florida, future investigative reporter Clara Costa finds life with just her ditzy mother, Gaby, maddeningly unpredictable. Read full book review >
THE PENDERWICKS AT LAST by Jeanne Birdsall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Please don't go, Penderwicks; it's too soon to say goodbye. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The beloved family is back—and taking their final bow. Read full book review >

BELLE'S JOURNEY by Rob Bierregaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An engaging, informative introduction to ospreys for budding birders. (map, further information, resources) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A young osprey named Belle completes her first 4,000-mile solo migration from Massachusetts to South America and back. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Readable and informative. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Facts, quotes, anecdotes, and visual images tell the combined history of the 1918 flu epidemic and World War I, emphasizing the role of disease in changing history. Read full book review >
CALLING ALL MINDS by Temple Grandin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"An impassioned call to look at the world in unique ways with plenty of practical advice on how to cultivate a curious, inquiring, imaginative mind. (diagrams, photos, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Celebrated inventor Grandin shares her experiences and insights into her processes of tinkering and building, offering excellent advice to aspiring young inventors for realizing their own innovative ideas. Read full book review >
THE MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN THINGS by Kat Zhang
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Overall, a nice choice for a book club, full of heart and imagination. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sophia is desperate to find a world where her impossible Memories of life with her dead mother are real, but what will she do if she gets there? Read full book review >
THE BOY, THE BIRD, AND THE COFFIN MAKER by Matilda Woods
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"A quietly triumphant tale with a respectful, matter-of-fact regard for the dead. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Alberto, a carpenter who's buried his entire family, finds rejuvenation in protecting a motherless boy from his abusive father. Read full book review >
SECRET SISTERS OF THE SALTY SEA by Lynne Rae Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"Gentle, satisfying family-oriented fare for pre-vacation reading. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sisters expand their world after a memorable week at the ocean with their parents. Read full book review >
BOYING UP by Mayim Bialik
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A matter-of-fact mirror that reflects reality and respect, not bewildered embarrassment. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
Body hair, biology, and boyhood are dissected and demystified in this guide to pubescence. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >